The Nest News

May 2023

Welcome to the Nest News! A place to hear about what is happening at The Sparrow’s Nest!

The Sparrow Soiree

You are running out of time to reserve your tickets for our biggest celebratory fundraiser of the year! Registration closes TOMORROW May 4th, so get your tickets today!

Join us for the VIP reception, main event, live music, and to celebrate just a few of our incredible volunteers!

The Gathering

We had such a fun time at our April Gathering. We had an Easter egg hunt, shared a yummy meal together, and spent time connecting with one another. Every month, we are blessed with volunteers and churches that supply our activity and meal. Thank you Chelsea and Tyler for the April activity, and thank you Refuge Church for the delicious meal!

Meet our New Board Members

Roxeanna Steiner

Roxeanna and her husband have resided in St Charles County, raising their two children for over 30 years. They currently attend The Crossings Church of Chesterfield.  Roxeanna has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and specializes in the social and emotional understanding of children, child development, and family well-being. She provides support to childcare programs through professional development, reflective coaching and as a national conference speaker. Roxeanna has extensive experience in supporting educators, leaders, children, and families and shares her knowledge through Parent Cafés, Next Generation Parenting Gatherings. and as a project manager for Vroom, an engaging resource for parents and their young children. She has also worked as a Parent Educator with Parents as Teachers home visiting for 17 years and has been in the field of education for over 25 years.

My WHY:  “I have come to understand that inside every child is a spirit that is alive with pure joy, wonder and curiosity. No matter what is seen on the outside, the behavior, disability, or developmental delay, it’s up to the adults in their lives to nurture and help them to unleash that spirit through every opportunity and experience. My passion is to help every family thrive in their journey of life together.”

Dana Medaris

Dana and her husband, Guy, have been married for 25 years and live in St. Charles. Her focus is currently homeschooling their 5 children.  She is trained as a registered dietitian and also works as a communication consultant.  She attends Life Church St. Peters with her family.

“Our faith and our family are the most important things to Guy and me.  We believe that strong families are the bedrock of a healthy community. We have a burden to come alongside young families, demonstrate God’s love and care for them, and see them thrive and to impact generations to come. We believe the Sparrow’s Nest is a place where all members of a family are cared for, are safe, and can fully recognize their God ordained potential.”

Mike Smith

Michael Smith spent over 30 years in sales for book publishing and related companies and also worked in corporate communications. As a news reporter/freelance writer he’s been published by major daily newspapers, community publications, and online news sites. Currently semi-retired and self-employed in endeavors that overlap his experiences, he pursues missions and ministry projects through First Baptist Church of O’Fallon. He’s been married to Mrs. Wonderful since 1983 and has two grown sons with their own families.

Prayer Requests

Looking for a more consistent way to support The Sparrow’s Nest and continue to support us through our transition? Join us in daily prayer for The Sparrow’s Nest. This month, we are specifically asking for prayer for our Annual Soiree and our occupancy permit. We are so close to opening our doors to begin serving families through our childcare cooperative. We just have a few more pieces that we need to accomplish. So, please join us in praying specifically for those things.